International Roma Day on April 8 is not just about celebrating Roma culture, it also highlights the persecution and discrimination that Roma people face in all areas of life. DW looks at the past and present struggles of the Sinti and Roma.
German airline Lufthansa has temporarily diverted its flights away from Iraqi skies. Earlier, several other airlines rerouted their flights due to concerns that militants in Iraq have weapons that can shoot down planes.
A private freight train has rammed into a EuroCity passenger line in the southwest German city of Mannheim, leaving dozens injured. There were no fatalities, according to authorities.
Ukraine's defense minister and a NATO representative in Kyiv have denied DW reports that the Ukrainian army has been using ballistic missiles against pro-Russian separatists in the country's east.
Political scientist Herfried Münkler is the first German in a long time to attempt an overarching analysis of World War I. DW talks with him about Germany's special role and the lessons from World War I.